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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Secoya Words

Welcome to our Secoya vocabulary page! Secoya is a Tucanoan language, related to other languages like Barasana and Orejon. We have included twenty basic Secoya words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Secoya Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our Indian words fundraiser or visit our main Secoya language site for more free resources.

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Secoya Word Set

(Click here for Secoya pronunciation guide)

English/Franais/Espaol Secoya words
One/Un/Uno Te'e
Two/Deux/Dos Kayay
Three/Trois/Tres Toaso
Four/Quatre/Cuatro Kajese'
Five/Cinq/Cinco Jnte
Man/Homme/Hombre j
Woman/Femme/Mujer Nomio
Sun/Soleil/Sol Mai
Moon/Lune/Luna ai
Water/Eau/Agua Oko

Click here to see Secoya vocabulary words compared to words in related Tucanoan languages: Tucanoan Indian Words

Secoya Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Secoya word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Secoya animal words
*Secoya number words

Additional Resources

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   Native American folktales
   Native American dog names
   Tucanoan languages

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